NOW Diet Support
From the NOW website:
"State of the art. Powerful yet safe. These guiding principles were used to formulate NOWs Diet Support capsules, reflecting some of the most cutting edge research available.
Safety is one of the most important ingredients that goes into the formulation of every NOW product. For NOW Diet Support capsules, each ingredient is required to meet NOWs stringent quality requirements, have comprehensive supportive research, and above all, have a proven safety record. Several key ingredients have been synergistically combined:
(-)-Hydroxycitric acid (HCA) is a relative of citric acid, a fruit acid that accounts for the tartness in lemons. HCA is naturally found in high amounts in the Malabar tamarind (Garcinia cambogia) fruit. Studies continue to amass on the role it plays in fat burning even with short-term use. It is believed that by inhibiting a particular enzyme, HCA moves the metabolism of excess carbohydrates away from inevitable fat storage.
And HCA may support healthy cholesterol and triglyceride levels as well, since this enzyme also functions in these arenas. The bodys stores of glycogen, an appetite-controlling carbohydrate is increased, a fact that interests exercise enthusiasts due to glycogens positive role in energy and endurance.
We know appetite is also partly controlled by a brain chemical called serotonin. Medical science is very interested in the role serotonin plays in sleep and mood as well. Studies suggest HCA may help the body support adequate serotonin levels, but naturally and without side effects. For safety, we use the heavily researched and clinically proven Super CitrimaxTM form. Balanced with calcium and potassium and HPLC tested for purity.
Bitter Orange Extract:
Many companies have chosen to use the stimulant ephedra or ephedrine in their diet support formulas. Concerns over these ingredients led us to turn to a patented Bitter Orange extract called Advantra Z.
This powerful alternative has long had a variety of uses in traditional Chinese medicine and stimulates certain cell receptors in the body in a much more selective fashion than ephedrine. This reduces unwanted effects, while maintaining its thermogenic quality. Thermogenesis is a fat burning process that occurs independent of exercise. The researched Advantra Z extract we chose uses a proprietary extraction technique that eliminates solvent residues. Standardized to 6% synephrine it includes four other biologically active and synergistic components.
The nutrient l-Carnitine is the carrier that fats need to ride in order to enter the fat burning furnaces of our cells. Afterwards, the toxic byproducts are removed via l-Carnitine. This makes l-Carnitine deficiencies of critical import not only in fat metabolism but also for organs and tissues that rely on fats for their proper functioning.
The heart derives two thirds of its energy from fats. Therefore, many medical professionals welcome l-Carnitines cardiovascular support potential. NOW Diet Support contains a substantial amount of l-Carnitine to ensure the smooth functioning of these fat burning furnaces. NOW uses L-CARNIPURE, the finest l-Carnitine available. It is supplied by Lonza of Switzerland, and is guaranteed to be free of the counterproductive impurities found in other brands.
Green Tea Extract:
Green tea naturally contains protective antioxidants. Other companies add green tea to their diet support products for its naturally occurring caffeine content, which can provide changes in energy and metabolism. But research suggests it may be the antioxidants rather than the caffeine that are the critical components in green teas fat burning effect.
NOW uses a green tea standardized to contain a minimum of 60% of these important polyphenol antioxidants, and greater than 30% active catechin components. Tested for microbiological and heavy metal impurities this extract is guaranteed to be pesticide free.
Chromium and accessory nutrients:
As every low-carb dieter knows, the management of blood sugar levels plays an invaluable role in weight loss. Lifestyle factors including poor diet, lack of exercise, smoking, and stress can cause undesirable fluctuations in blood sugar and can even lead to a condition called insulin resistance syndrome.
This is a condition where insulins role in blood sugar control becomes hampered, possibly contributing to sleep disturbances, obesity, and even adult onset diabetes. Chromium is an important factor in insulin function and interest is building for its potential value in supporting healthy blood sugar levels and weight management.
The addition of Vitamin B-6 and Uva Ursi to NOW Diet Support helps to support healthy water balance. Iodine is included to support the production of thyroid hormone. These ingredients round out a balanced, safe product that adds up to more than just a sum of its parts."
Serving Size: 2 capsules
Servings per Container: 60
Niacin (B3): 10mg
Vitamin B6: 10mg
Pantothenic Acid: 10mg
ForsLean (Extract of Coleus forskohlil) (Root): 125mg
Green Tea Extract: 20mg
Uva Ursi Leaf (4:1 Extract): 50mg
Other Ingredients: Cellulose (capsule), ginger root, cinnamon bark, cayenne fruit, magnesium stearate (vegetable source), silica.
Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, take 2 Vcaps daily, preferably in divided doses.
Contains no sugar, salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, milk, egg, shellfish, or preservatives.
If you are ordering from outside the United States, please consult your country's customs agency to find out whether vitamins may be imported into your country. If ordering from a European country, unfortunately we are unable to ship these out to you due to past problems with customs.